An elementary school teacher, 31-year-old Jessica Pritchard, gave birth to her second daughter, Mia, in May 2020, and the triplets were born the following April – just 11 months later.
The triplets, Ella, George and Olivia, brought incredible happiness to the family’s life, even though their arrival was not planned.
Jessica, who already has an 8-year-old daughter Molly, said she and her partner Harry Williams, 34, were left speechless when they found out they were having triplets.
The couple feel very lucky that things turned out this way, despite the fact that they currently have five children under the age of 8.
“These 12 months have been a bit like a whirlwind, since we had one child, then three more. Mealtimes are the funniest, as you have to feed all the kids at the same time. In addition to the fact that feeding takes longer, you also have to change three diapers instead of one. You just have to organize things well, but that doesn’t cause any difficulties for me,” said the mother.
Jessica was still on maternity leave after the birth of Mia when she found out she was pregnant again in October 2020.
Because of the ʀᴇsᴛʀɪᴄᴛɪᴏɴs, she could only go to the examinations alone. When she returned home and told her husband the news, he was completely shocked. This moment will never be forgotten.
“I was alone at the examination due to the ʀᴇsᴛʀɪᴄᴛɪᴏɴs. When I was first told I was going to have twins, that was a shock in itself, even more so when I found out I was going to have triplets. I couldn’t even get a word in, at first I couldn’t really believe it. When I got home and told Harry, I could see he didn’t believe what I was saying. But when I showed him the ultrasound scan, he almost fainted,” said the woman.
As a precaution, the triplets were born by ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ at 31 weeks and then spent two weeks in the neonatal unit. “We’ve been home together for a few weeks and Molly loves being the big sister. She likes to take care of her siblings and she’s very proud of them,” said the mother.